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  1. maprotiline(Noun)

    A tetracyclic antidepressant with sedative, anxiolytic, sympathomimetic and anticholinergic properties.


  1. Maprotiline

    Maprotiline is a tetracyclic antidepressant. However, Maprotiline's fourth ring is spurious, as formed by a bridge across the central tricyclic ring. It is a strong norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor with only weak effects on serotonin and dopamine reuptake. It exerts blocking effects at the following postsynaptic receptors: ⁕Strong : H1 ⁕Moderate : 5-HT2, alpha1 ⁕Weak : D2, mACh The pharmacologic profile of Maprotiline explains its antidepressant, sedative, anxiolytic, and sympathomimetic activities. Additionally, it shows a strong antagonism against Reserpine-induced effects in animal studies, as do the other 'classical' antidepressants. Although Maprotiline behaves in most regards as a 'first generation antidepressant' it is commonly referred to as 'second generation antidepressant'.

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  1. Maprotiline

    A bridged-ring tetracyclic antidepressant that is both mechanistically and functionally similar to the tricyclic antidepressants, including side effects associated with its use.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of maprotiline in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of maprotiline in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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